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Welcome to 501 Synonym and AntonymQuestions! This book is designed to help you preparefor the verbal sections of many assessment and entranceexams. By completing the exercises in this book you will also increaseyour vocabulary and reﬁne your knowledge of words.Most standardized tests—including high school entrance exams,the SAT, civil service exams, and the GRE—use synonym andantonym questions to test verbal skills. These questions ask test tak-ers to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to anotherword, effectively testing their knowledge of two words.The questions in this book, for the most part, are grouped into sec-tions of questions that ask you to select a word’s synonym andsections that ask you to select a word’s antonym. There are two sec-tions that include questions asking for either the synonym or theantonym.The questions increase in difﬁculty as you move through the exer-cises of each chapter. Because this book is designed for many levelsIntroduction
of test takers, you may ﬁnd that some of the more advanced questionsare beyond your ability. If you are using this book to study for a highschool entrance exam, you may get a number of questions that appearlater in a section wrong. Don’t worry! If you are getting the earlierquestions correct, you are probably in good shape for your test. How-ever, if you are studying for a graduate level exam such as the GRE,the full range of questions presented is appropriate for your level.The questions in this book can help you prepare for your test inmany ways. First, completing these practice exercises will make youfamiliar with the question format. They will also get you thinking ofwords in terms of other words with similar or opposite meanings. Inthe test-taking environment it can be difﬁcult to switch gears fromsynonym questions to antonym questions; completing these exerciseswill make these mental gymnastics more comfortable.Second, your performance on these questions will help you assessyour vocabulary level. For example, a word may be familiar to you—you may have seen it in print and have a general sense of what itmeans—but when tested, you may discover that you do not know theword’s precise meaning. These exercises will help you pinpoint thosefamiliar words for which you need to learn the exact deﬁnition. Inaddition, you will probably encounter words that are totally unfa-miliar. By memorizing their deﬁnitions, you can add these words toyour vocabulary and call upon them at test time to improve yourscore.Third, many of the questions in this book, and on assessmentexams, test your ability to discern nuance of meaning. The questionmay ask you to identify the synonym for a secondary deﬁnition of acommon word—for example, “inclination or natural ability’’ is a sec-ondary deﬁnition of the word “bent.’’ Also, the direction for theseexercises usually ask you to identify the word that is “most similar’’ or“most dissimilar’’ in meaning to the word in the question. This meansthat you may be asked to pick between degrees of meaning. Forx501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
x iexample, “atrocious’’ means “utterly revolting’’; in this case, “revolt-ing’’ would be a more accurate synonym than “unpleasant.’’Each question is fully explained at the end of the chapter. Theanswer keys give you not only the right answer but also the deﬁni-tions of the word in the question and the correct answer. Use yourperformance to create a study guide. For example, make a list of allthe words that you missed and their deﬁnitions. Then study this listas a quick and concentrated method to improve your vocabulary. Insome cases, you will also beneﬁt from looking up the deﬁnitions ofthe words that you selected incorrectly to ensure that you know theprecise meaning of these words. Then add these words to your studylist as well.You have already taken an important step toward improving yourvocabulary and your score. You have shown your commitment bypurchasing this book. Now all you need to do is to complete each 35to 40 question exercise, study the answers, and watch your vocabu-lary increase. You can even work in pencil and do the exercises againto reinforce what you have learned. Good luck!501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
1. remotea. automaticb. distantc. savaged. mean2. detesta. argueb. hatec. discoverd. reveal3. graciousa. prettyb. cleverc. pleasantd. present4. predicta. foretellb. decidec. preventd. discover5. kina. exultb. twistc. friendd. relative6. pensivea. oppressedb. cagedc. thoughtfuld. happy1SynonymsWhich of these words is closest in meaning to the wordprovided?
5Answers1. b. remote means faraway, or distant2. b. to detest means to feel intense or violent dislike, or to hate3. c. gracious means to be pleasant or considerate in socialinteractions4. a. to predict means to declare in advance or to foretell5. d. kin means people with common ancestors, or relatives6. c. pensive means moodily or dreamily thoughtful7. a. to banish means to drive out from home or country, or to exile8. c. a fraud is someone who is not what he or she pretends to be, oran imposter9. b. saccharine means overly sweet10. d. to drag is to pull, or to cause movement in a direction withapplied force11. b. jovial means good humored or merry12. a. to be indifferent is to be marked by impartiality or to beneutral13. b. to simulate is to assume the outward appearance of, or toimitate14. c. charisma is magnetic charm or appeal15. a. to apportion is to divide and share out16. a. generic means having the characteristic of a whole group,or general501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
17. d. a qualm is a feeling of uneasiness about a moral issue, or ascruple18. d. wary means to be attentive especially to danger, or to becautious19. c. to distort means to twist out of a normal state, or to deform20. d. sumptuous means excessively costly, rich, or luxurious21. a. one meaning of reel is to move round and round, or to whirl22. b. inscrutable means not easily interpreted or understood, ormysterious23. c. to appall is to overcome with shock, or to dismay24. a. upright can mean either honorable or vertical; horizontal andsupine are both antonyms of upright25. c. a reverie means the state of being lost in thought, or adaydream26. c. loot means goods seized in war, or spoils27. a. loquacious means excessively talkative, or garrulous28. c. a chimera is a fabrication of the mind, or an illusion29. a. temerity means unreasonable contempt for danger orrecklessness, or audacity30. b. to educe means to develop something potential or latent; toelicit means to draw out something hidden or latent31. a. a nabob is a person of great wealth or importance, or a bigwig32. b. to pall can mean to deprive of pleasure in something bysatiating6501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
733. d. sacrosanct means the most sacred, or holy34. d. louche means not reputable, or indecent35. c. stentorian means loud and is usually used to imply a voice ofgreat power and range501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
36. withdrawa. reduceb. needc. advanced. want37. secreta. friendlyb. covertc. hiddend. overt38. heartfelta. lovingb. insincerec. unhealthyd. humorous39. impartiala. hostileb. biasedc. disliked. worried40. luminousa. clearb. dimc. brittled. clever41. awea. borrowb. shallowc. lowd. contempt2AntonymsWhich of these words is most nearly the opposite of theword provided?
1 3Answers36. c. to withdraw means to remove or retreat; to advance is theopposite of retreat37. d. secret means hidden or covert; overt means open to view38. b. heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling, or sincere, soinsincere is its opposite39. b. impartial means to be without prejudice or bias, thereforebiased is the opposite40. b. luminous means radiating or reﬂecting light, or glowing; dimmeans dark or dull41. d. awe means a sense of deep respect or veneration; contemptmeans a lack of respect, or disdain42. b. a pit is a hole and a peak is the top of a hill or mountain43. c. rotund means rounded or plump, therefore thin is the opposite44. d. a talent is a special creative or artistic ability, therefore inabilityis the opposite45. a. common means ordinary or familiar; strange means unfamiliar46. a. brazen means to be deﬁant or insolent; bashful means to be shyor timid47. c. to expect is to wait for or to look forward to; to despair is tolose all hope48. c. malodorous means to have a bad smell; fragrant meanssmelling sweet or delicate49. b. to expound means to explain; to confuse, or confound, is theopposite of expound501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
50. d. to pique means to excite or irritate; to soothe means to calm51. b. to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity; to augmentmeans to increase52. c. dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something;abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth53. d. to be peaked is to appear pale or wan; to be ruddy is to have ahealthy, red complexion54. b. to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen55. a. to kindle means to start burning or ignite; to smother means tostiﬂe or suppress56. d. meager means lacking in quality or quantity; copious meanspresent in large quantity, or abundant57. b. philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided bymaterial rather than intellectual values; an intellectual is aperson who engages in creative use of his or her intellect58. a. zenith means the highest point or the apex; nadir means thelowest point59. a. germane means to be appropriate or relevant, thereforeirrelevant is the opposite60. b. irascible means easily angered; placid means calm or serene61. b. to approbate means to approve or sanction; to condemn meansto declare wrong or to convict62. d. supercilious means coolly or patronizingly haughty; meekmeans enduring injury with patience and without resentment63. a. improvident means lacking prudent foresight, or careless;cautious means to be wary or to exercise forethought1 4501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
1 564. a. to demur means to delay or hesitate; to embrace means toaccept readily or gladly; demure means coy65. c. fatuous means inanely foolish; sensible is its nearest opposite66. b. quiescent means marked by inactivity or repose, thereforeactive is the opposite67. a. sartorial means of or relating to tailored clothes; homespunmeans homemade68. c. sapient means possessing great wisdom, or sage; one meaning ofsimple is deﬁcient in intelligence69. b. matutinal means of or relating to the morning; crepuscularmeans relating to or resembling twilight70. a. impecunious means having little or no money, thereforewealthy is the opposite501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
71. modest most nearly meansa. attractiveb. cleverc. currentd. humble72. custom most nearly meansa. dessertb. habitc. ethicd. deliver73. prolong most nearly meansa. extendb. inquirec. relaxd. wait74. hustle most nearly meansa. danceb. hurryc. busyd. clean75. solemn most nearly meansa. amusingb. harmfulc. speechd. serious76. imply most nearly meansa. suggestb. stabc. thickd. destroy3SynonymsSelect the word that most nearly means the wordprovided.
77. ramble most nearly meansa. knotb. confusec. wanderd. wonder78. beneﬁcial most nearly meansa. helpb. advantageousc. charityd. wise79. ﬂare most nearly meansa. judicialb. temperc. styled. blaze80. negligent most nearly meansa. pajamasb. morbidc. carelessd. dark81. aloof most nearly meansa. aboveb. tidyc. cleverd. reserved82. resolve most nearly meansa. turnb. puzzlec. decided. want83. congregate most nearlymeansa. worshipb. gatherc. disturbd. hurry84. utter most nearly meansa. expressb. deferc. borrowd. laugh85. fearless most nearly meansa. powerfulb. cowardlyc. braved. careful86. negligible most nearlymeansa. insigniﬁcantb. arguablec. carelessd. dark87. placid most nearly meansa. calmb. lazyc. solemnd. devious88. rake most nearly meansa. thinb. scoundrelc. gentlemand. shovel1 8501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
1 989. dupe most nearly meansa. rancherb. trickc. simpletond. drug90. stigma most nearly meansa. stainb. trialc. difﬁcultyd. holiness91. reside most nearly meansa. remainb. homec. dwelld. sediment92. covetous most nearly meansa. quietb. sneakyc. lurkingd. greedy93. abide most nearly meansa. endureb. hatec. attendanced. live94. shrewd most nearly meansa. intractableb. meanc. astuted. intelligent95. fetter most nearly meansa. rancidb. praisec. hamperd. persist96. ﬂagrant most nearly meansa. vibrantb. glaringc. viciousd. pleasant97. mitigate most nearly meansa. relieveb. blendc. defendd. confuse98. rail most nearly meansa. scoldb. pushc. tryd. punish99. meld most nearly meansa. characterb. distinctionc. blendd. ﬁrmness100. rally most nearly meansa. demonstrateb. musterc. coursed. truly501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
101. abject most nearly meansa. indigentb. desirec. despondentd. extreme102. bespoke most nearly meansa. gentleb. quietc. tailoredd. handsome103. difﬁdent most nearly meansa. apatheticb. shyc. arrogantd. quarrelsome104. proffer most nearly meansa. mendicantb. wastrelc. predictd. tender105. mordant most nearly meansa. deadb. gruesomec. fetidd. caustic106. churlish most nearly meansa. childishb. boorishc. tempestuousd. disorderly107. antediluvian most nearlymeansa. antiquatedb. parchedc. nonsectariand. nonsensical108. picayune most nearly meansa. pettyb. spicyc. paltryd. southern109. smite most nearly meansa. ﬂeeb. speckc. dirtd. strike110. winnow most nearly meansa. carveb. windc. weedd. carry2 0501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
2 1Answers71. d. modest means to be free of conceit or pretension, or humble72. b. a custom means a long-established practice, or a habit73. a. to prolong means to lengthen in time, or to extend74. b. to hustle means to hurry75. d. solemn means marked by grave sobriety, or serious76. a. to imply means to express indirectly, or to suggest77. c. to ramble means to move aimlessly from place to place, or towander78. b. beneﬁcial means causing beneﬁt, or advantageous79. d. ﬂare means a ﬁre or blaze used to signal; ﬂair means talent orstyle80. c. negligent means marked by neglect, or careless81. d. aloof means distant in feeling, or reserved82. c. one meaning of resolve is to decide, often to stop from doingsomething83. b. to congregate means to gather in a group84. a. to utter means to express in words85. c. fearless means lacking fear, or brave86. a. negligible means so small or insigniﬁcant as to deserve littleattention87. a. placid means free of disturbance, or calm501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
88. b. a rake is a dissolute person, or a scoundrel89. b. to dupe means to deceive or to trick90. a. stigma means a mark of shame or discredit, or a stain91. c. to reside means to occupy a place as one’s home, or to dwell92. d. covetous means having an inordinate desire for wealth, orgreedy93. a. to abide means to endure without yielding, or to withstand94. c. shrewd means marked by clever awareness, or astute95. c. to fetter means to hamper, or to restrain96. b. ﬂagrant means obviously wrong or immoral; glaring meanspainfully obvious97. a. mitigate means to make less severe or painful, or to relieve98. a. to rail means to scold in harsh, abusive language99. c. to meld means to merge or to blend100. b. to rally means to arouse for action, or to muster101. c. abject means cast down in spirit, or utterly hopeless;despondent means having lost all hope102. c. bespoke means custom-made; tailored also means custom-made103. b. difﬁdent means shy or lacking in conﬁdence104. d. to proffer means to put something forward for acceptance, or totender2 2501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
2 3105. d. mordant means biting or caustic in means or speech106. b. churlish means resembling an ill-bred or vulgar person, orboorish107. a. antediluvian means so ancient that it could have come beforethe time of the ﬂood and Noah’s ark, or antiquated108. c. picayune means trivial or of little value; paltry means trivial ormeager109. d. smite means to strike heavily especially with the hand110. c. to winnow means to sift or get rid of, like weed, it is often usedwith “out’’501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
111. detain is most opposite toa. releaseb. silencec. forgetd. prosper112. famous is most opposite toa. boringb. poorc. obscured. untalented113. colossal is most opposite toa. easyb. tinyc. gracefuld. roof114. ﬂuid is most opposite toa. solidb. liquidc. afraidd. decent115. continue is most opposite toa. curveb. arguec. carryd. pause116. labor is most opposite toa. amuseb. catc. restd. strive4AntonymsSelect the word that is most opposite to the wordprovided.
117. brawny is most opposite toa. swiftb. weakc. strongd. pale118. ﬁckle is most opposite toa. steadyb. kindc. pleased. ﬁnagle119. inept is most opposite toa. clumsyb. inferc. competentd. foolish120. pivotal is most opposite toa. turningb. wavyc. unimportantd. clear121. cursed is most opposite toa. sworeb. piousc. unfortunated. lucky122. candid is most opposite toa. unkindb. bluntc. validd. dishonest123. ﬂaunt is most opposite toa. regardb. sinkc. hided. propose124. heal is most opposite toa. sewb. footc. goodd. maim125. pacify is most opposite toa. exciteb. landc. coddled. unhand126. sullen is most opposite toa. dirtyb. cheerfulc. cleand. risen127. assure is most opposite toa. alarmb. reassurec. quietd. unsure128. fallacious is most opposite toa. perfectb. truthfulc. accidentald. disarming2 6501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
2 7129. gumption is most opposite toa. seriousnessb. apathyc. levityd. despair130. ecstasy is most opposite toa. hateb. agonyc. languord. fatigue131. astute is most opposite toa. distraughtb. carefulc. generousd. gullible132. winsome is most opposite toa. dourb. attractivec. mysteriousd. clever133. droll is most opposite toa. forgetb. charmc. sedated. absurd134. enigmatic is most opposite toa. healthyb. watchfulc. disastrousd. obvious135. obtuse is most opposite toa. slimb. acutec. opaqued. thick136. obsequious is mostopposite toa. clearb. cleverc. domineeringd. dandiﬁed137. doleful is most opposite toa. emptyb. richc. wittyd. vivacious138. wanton is most opposite toa. mercifulb. repastc. brilliantd. vicious139. banal is most opposite toa. sincereb. wealthyc. extraordinaryd. trustworthy140. lugubrious is mostopposite toa. quickb. cheerfulc. salubriousd. dry501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
141. perspicacious is mostopposite toa. calmb. easyc. dulld. winsome142. elan is most opposite toa. ineleganceb. stupidityc. obscured. despair143. recondite is most opposite toa. manifestb. ﬂexiblec. providentd. sociable144. gainsay is most opposite toa. regretb. ownc. prudentd. prude145. efﬂuvium is most opposite toa. landb. essentialc. fragranced. solid146. parsimony is most opposite toa. generosityb. sinfulnessc. verbosityd. tenderness147. truculent is most opposite toa. falteringb. gentlec. faciled. submissive148. spurious is most opposite toa. disingenuousb. thoughtlessc. placidd. genuine149. welter is most opposite toa. orderb. freezec. patrond. sustain150. eclat is most opposite toa. apathyb. dullnessc. silenced. disinterest2 8501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
2 9Answers111. a. to detain means to hold or keep back; to release means to let go112. c. famous means widely known; obscure means little known113. b. colossal means incredibly large, therefore tiny is the opposite114. a. a ﬂuid is a substance that ﬂows; a solid does not ﬂow115. d. to continue means to act without interruption; to pause meansto stop temporarily116. c. to labor means to work; to rest means to cease working117. b. brawny means muscled or strong, therefore weak is theopposite118. a. ﬁckle means to lack steadiness, therefore steady is the opposite119. c. inept means to lack competence, therefore competent is theopposite120. c. pivotal means very important, or crucial, thereforeunimportant is the opposite121. d. cursed means to be the subject of misfortune, or to be unlucky,therefore lucky is the opposite122. d. candid means to be frank, or honest, therefore dishonest is theopposite123. c. to ﬂaunt means to display showily, or to show off, thereforehide is the opposite124. d. to heal means to restore to health; to maim means to injure125. a. to pacify means to soothe, or calm, therefore excite is theopposite501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
126. b. sullen means showing a disagreeable mood, or lacking cheer,therefore cheerful is the opposite127. a. to assure means to make sure by removing doubt or worry;alarm means to give warning or to arouse fear128. b. fallacious means tending to deceive; truthful means disposed totell the truth129. b. gumption means initiative, or drive; apathy means a lack ofinterest or concern130. b. ecstasy means a state of rapturous delight; agony means intensepain of mind or body131. d. astute means shrewd or showing acute mental vision; gulliblemeans easily duped or cheated132. a. winsome means cheerful and engaging; dour means gloomy orsullen133. c. droll means to have a humorous or odd quality; sedate meansunrufﬂed or serious134. d. enigmatic means mysterious or obscure, therefore obvious isthe opposite135. b. obtuse means insensitive or stupid; acute means marked bykeen perception or shrewd136. c. obsequious means subservient or fawning; domineering meansexercising overbearing control137. d. doleful means full of grief or cheerless; vivacious means full oflife and spirit138. a. one meaning of wanton is malicious or merciless, thereforemerciful is the opposite3 0501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
3 1139. c. banal means trite or commonplace, therefore extraordinary isthe opposite140. b. lugubrious means mournful, or dismal, therefore cheerful is theopposite141. c. perspicacious means keen or astute, therefore dull is theopposite142. d. elan means vigorous spirit or enthusiasm; despair means anutter loss of hope143. a. recondite means difﬁcult for one of ordinary understanding tocomprehend; manifest means easily understood or recognized144. b. to gainsay means to deny; one meaning of to own is to admit145. c. efﬂuvium means an offensive smell; fragrance means a sweet ordelicate odor146. a. parsimony means thrift or stinginess, therefore generosity isthe opposite147. b. truculent means cruel or savage, therefore gentle is theopposite148. d. spurious means lacking genuine qualities, or false, thereforegenuine is the opposite149. a. welter means a state of wild disorder, or turmoil, thereforeorder is the opposite150. b. eclat means a dazzling effect, or brilliance, therefore dullness isthe opposite501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
151. depletea. decorateb. begc. exhaustd. hurry152. voluntarya. willingb. charityc. prisonerd. careless153. refutea. garbageb. denyc. offerd. difﬁcult154. cheata. stingyb. arguec. freckled. defraud155. miserablea. cruelb. wrongc. unhappyd. miss156. vintagea. classicb. alcoholicc. diseased. spoiled5SynonymsWhich of these words most nearly means the wordprovided?
3 7Answers151. c. deplete means to reduce or deprive or something essential;exhaust means to empty completely152. a. voluntary means done by one’s own will, or willing153. b. to refute means to prove wrong, or to deny the truth of154. d. to cheat means to inﬂuence by means of trickery, or todefraud155. c. miserable means in a state of distress or unhappiness156. a. vintage means of old and enduring interest, or classic157. b. tart means pleasantly sharp or acid to the taste158. b. to corner means to drive into a corner, or to trap159. a. one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment, or gusto160. d. to haggle means to negotiate over terms or price, or tobargain161. a. to impel means to drive forward using strong moral pressure, orto force162. c. a throng is a large number of assembled people, or a mass163. c. imperial means beﬁtting or suggesting an emperor; regal meansbeﬁtting or suggesting a king164. b. to diffuse means to break up or spread out, or to scatter501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
165. d. to hinder means to hold back; one meaning of to check meansto slow or bring to a stop166. a. latent means capable of becoming but not currently visible, ordormant167. c. wretched means extremely distressed, or miserable168. d. irksome means tedious or annoying169. b. to regulate means to bring under the control of law; to policemeans to control or keep order170. a. to warrant means to serve as adequate ground or reason, or tojustify171. c. to protract means to prolong in time or space, or to delay172. b. lax means in a relaxed state, or slack173. a. rigor means severity of life, or austerity174. d. discrete means individually distinct175. c. lissome means supple or ﬂexible176. a. to misprize means to hold in contempt, or to despise177. c. to impugn means to attack verbally as false or lacking integrity;to assail means to attack178. d. to supervene means to follow as an unexpected development179. a. exigent means demanding immediate attention, or urgent180. d. fervid means ardent or passionate181. b. ersatz means a usually artiﬁcial or inferior substitute3 8501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
3 9182. b. redolent means aromatic or full of a speciﬁc scent, orodorous183. d. turpitude means wickedness, or depravity184. b. propinquity means nearness in place or time185. c. vociferous means loud and insistent, often in presentation ofdemands or requests; strident also means loud and insistent501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
186. graciousa. cordialb. rudec. furiousd. tactile187. valora. cowardiceb. falsec. dropd. heavy188. severea. lenientb. cautiousc. joind. one189. imaginativea. playfulb. writtenc. smalld. dull190. knowinga. wastefulb. densec. clumsyd. fast191. animositya. loveb. plantlikec. barrend. tiny6AntonymsWhich word is most dissimilar in meaning to the wordprovided?
4 5Answers186. b. gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation, or cordial;rude means to be unpleasant187. a. valor means strength of mind or spirit, or courage; cowardicemeans lack of courage188. a. one meaning of severe is strict; lenient means mild or indulgent189. d. imaginative means having imagination; dull means lackingimagination190. b. knowing means having information or knowledge; dense meansdull or stupid191. a. animosity means resentment or hostility, therefore love is theopposite192. c. exact means in complete accordance with fact, or correct,therefore incorrect is the opposite193. d. extravagant means lacking in restraint and moderation,therefore moderate is the opposite194. a. stamina means strength or endurance, therefore weakness isthe opposite195. b. rough means having an uneven, coarse surface; sleek meanshaving a smooth, bright surface196. c. to garner means to gather or to store; to squander means tocause to disperse or to scatter197. a. prodigal means wasteful or extravagant; thrifty means thrivingby industry and frugality198. b. tacit means unspoken, or implied; dictated means spoken501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
199. d. to repudiate means to reject or deny, therefore to admit is theopposite200. b. pristine means unspoiled or pure; sullied means spoiled ortarnished201. b. to concede means to yield; to withstand means to successfullyresist202. d. to placate means to soothe or calm; to enrage means to anger203. b. popular means frequently encountered or accepted, orcommon, therefore uncommon is the opposite204. c. felicitous means very well-suited or apt; inopportune meansinconvenient or not well-suited205. a. austere means simple and unadorned; lavish means produced orexpended in abundance206. c. insipid means lacking in qualities that interest or excite,therefore exciting is the opposite207. d. a wastrel is someone who spends foolishly or self-indulgently; amiser is someone who hoards his or her wealth208. b. temperate means moderate; inordinate means excessive orimmoderate209. c. nebulous means vague or indistinct, therefore distinct is theopposite210. a. adroit means skillful in the use of the hands, therefore clumsy isthe opposite211. c. mite means a very small or insigniﬁcant part; bulk means themain or greater part4 6501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
4 7212. d. supernal means coming from on high, or heavenly; infernal is asynonym for hellish213. b. reprobate means morally debased or depraved; one meaning ofelevated is to be on a moral or intellectual high plane214. a. specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness,therefore genuine is the opposite215. b. effete means weak or decadent; one meaning of proper isvirtuous or respectable216. d. a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people; aunion is a group of individuals joined in an organized manner217. b. protean means showing great diversity or variability, orversatile, therefore unchanging is the opposite218. c. vertiginous means inclined to frequent change, or inconstant,therefore constant is the opposite219. a. a parvenu is an upstart or a social climber; a wallﬂower issomeone who refrains from socializing220. d. lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes fromthe word lapidary, which means a cutter or engraver of preciousstones, therefore inelegant is the opposite501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
221. delirious is most similar toa. manicb. calmc. tastyd. suspicious222. inﬁrm is most similar toa. hospitalb. weakc. shortd. fortitude223. cautious is most dissimilar toa. reasonableb. carefulc. illogicald. reckless224. lure is most similar toa. tickleb. decoyc. resistd. suspect225. perilous is most dissimilar toa. disciplinedb. similarc. safed. honest226. isolation is most similar toa. fearb. plentitudec. solituded. disease7Synonyms andAntonymsRead each question carefully and select the word that ismost similar or dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.
227. lull is most similar toa. pauseb. noisec. boringd. mark228. outﬁt is most similar toa. indoorsb. strongc. speciald. furnish229. punctual is most dissimilar toa. closeb. tardyc. sloppyd. precious230. delude is most dissimilar toa. droughtb. cleverc. enlightend. enrage231. omit is most similar toa. recluseb. neglectc. mistaked. destroy232. resilient is most dissimilar toa. stubbornb. carelessc. substantiald. ﬂimsy233. mutiny is most similar toa. rebellionb. currencyc. sailord. hassle234. naive is most similar toa. ruralb. secularc. unsophisticatedd. sultry235. entice is most dissimilar toa. pieceb. repulsec. attractd. repeat236. solemnity is most similar toa. lightheartednessb. gravityc. diligenced. sleepiness237. stingy is most dissimilar toa. wastefulb. democraticc. spitefuld. liberal238. malign is most similar toa. evilb. maliciousc. slanderd. grandiose5 0501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
5 1239. impudent is most similar toa. cautiousb. haphazardc. gleefuld. insolent240. vacillate is most dissimilar toa. decideb. teeterc. dilated. please241. kinetic is most dissimilar toa. coldb. staticc. lewdd. foolish242. lambaste is most similar toa. marinadeb. commotionc. censured. tickle243. kowtow is most dissimilar toa. snubb. pullc. fawnd. forage244. rudimentary is mostsimilar toa. crassb. graciousc. deliberated. primitive245. pitched is most similar toa. undoneb. retractedc. heatedd. lovely246. tepid is most dissimilar toa. dispassionateb. scaldingc. crispd. clever247. largesse is most similar toa. greatnessb. generosityc. minisculed. clumsiness248. insidious is most dissimilar toa. repellantb. purec. charmingd. delicious249. decorum is most similar toa. etiquetteb. meritc. parliamentd. slipshod250. succor is most dissimilar toa. geniusb. abetc. injured. deciduous501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
251. enjoin is most dissimilar toa. severb. dislikec. permitd. divorce252. tumid is most similar toa. swollenb. fetidc. aggressived. despondent253. jejune is most similar toa. youthfulb. insipidc. charmingd. quick254. ecumenical is mostdissimilar toa. spiritualb. humanisticc. seculard. parochial255. sinecure is most similar toa. cakewalkb. serpentinec. evild. dishonest256. castigate is most similar toa. neuterb. punishc. banishd. celebrate257. reconnoiter is mostdissimilar toa. disarmb. disassemblec. distanced. disregard258. obloquy is most similar toa. tiradeb. dependencec. ovald. circumlocution259. recondite is most dissimilar toa. giveb. obscurec. patentd. hardy260. querulous is most similar toa. nauseousb. fretfulc. curiousd. dizzy5 2501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
5 3Answers221. a. delirious means marked by frenzied excitement, or manic222. b. inﬁrm means feeble from age, or weak223. d. cautious means careful; reckless means lacking caution224. b. a lure is used to attract animals into a trap, like a decoy225. c. perilous means dangerous, therefore safe is the opposite226. c. isolation means the state of being alone or withdrawn, orsolitude227. a. a lull is a temporary pause228. d. to outﬁt means to supply or to furnish229. b. punctual means on time; tardy means late230. c. to delude means to mislead the judgment of someone, or totrick; to enlighten means to give knowledge to someone231. b. to omit means to leave out, to fail to perform, or to neglect232. d. resilient means capable of withstanding shock; ﬂimsy meanslacking in physical strength or substance233. a. mutiny means resistance to lawful authority, or rebellion234. c. naive means unaffectedly simple, or unsophisticated235. b. to entice means attract seductively, or to lure; to repulse meansto cause aversion to, or to disgust236. b. solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance, orseriousness; gravity means dignity of bearing, or seriousness501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
237. d. one meaning of liberal is giving freely, or generous; stingymeans lacking generosity238. c. to malign means to speak false or harmful things of, or toslander239. d. impudent means contemptuously bold or cocky, or insolent240. a. vacillate means to hesitate among choices, or to waver; decidemeans to choose241. b. kinetic means relating to motion, or dynamic; static means atrest, or stationary242. c. to lambaste means to attack verbally, or to censure243. a. to kowtow means to show fawning deference; to snub means totreat with contempt244. d. rudimentary means crude or primitive245. c. pitched means intensely fought; one meaning of heated ismarked by anger246. b. tepid means lukewarm; scalding means boiling hot247. b. largesse means liberal giving or generosity248. a. insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive; repellantmeans arousing aversion or disgust249. a. decorum means conduct required in social life, or etiquette250. c. to succor means go to the aid of, or relieve; to injure means toharm251. c. enjoin means to forbid or prohibit, therefore permit is theopposite5 4501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
5 5252. a. tumid means puffy or swollen253. b. jejune means lacking in substance or interest; insipid meanslacking in qualities to excite or interest254. d. ecumenical means of or relating to the whole body of churches,or universal; parochial means of or relating to a parish, orlimited in scope or range255. a. a sinecure is a job for which little or no work is expected; acakewalk is a one-sided competition256. b. to castigate means to subject to severe punishment257. d. reconnoiter means to gain information or to explore; disregardmeans to pay no attention to258. a. obloquy means abusive language; tirade means harshlycensorious language259. c. recondite means hidden from sight or obscure; patent meansreadily visible or intelligible260. b. querulous means habitually complaining, or fretful501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
261. wratha. knotb. angerc. crimed. smoke262. plethoraa. troubleb. foolishc. wealthd. love263. calamitya. potionb. silencec. shellﬁshd. disaster264. pompousa. arrogantb. supportivec. busyd. gaudy265. prevalenta. windb. servilec. widespreadd. rare266. wincea. ﬂinchb. cheerc. crushd. solitary8SynonymsSelect the word that is most similar in meaning to theword provided.
6 1Answers261. b. wrath means strong, vengeful anger262. c. abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth263. d. a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event, or disaster264. a. pompous means self-important, or arrogant265. c. prevalent means generally accepted, or widespread266. a. to wince means to shrink back involuntarily, or to ﬂinch267. b. superﬁcial means to be concerned only with the surface orappearance, or shallow268. a. a tangle is a twisted, knotted mass, or a snarl269. d. to reform means to change for the better, or to correct270. c. methodical means proceeding according to an order or system,or systematic271. d. spite means petty ill will or hatred, or malice272. a. one meaning of scale is to climb273. c. a smudge is a blurry spot or streak274. b. one meaning of to drizzle is to rain in very small drops, or tosprinkle275. b. mundane means ordinary, or commonplace276. b. pretension means an effort to establish, or ambition277. d. to affect means to make a display of using or liking something,or to cultivate501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
278. c. to herald means to greet with enthusiasm, or to hail279. c. one meaning of faculty is an ability or gift280. b. mirth means gladness expressed with laughter, or glee281. b. drudgery means uninspiring or menial labor282. a. prerequisite means necessary for carrying out a function283. d. dire means desperately urgent284. a. to grapple means to come to grips with, or to struggle285. c. sundry means an indeterminate number, or various286. b. to supplant means take the place of, or to replace287. d. to venerate means to treat with reverential respect, or to revere288. a. to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts, or toappease289. b. exultant means ﬁlled with or expressing great joy, or jubilant290. b. surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth, or clandestine291. c. recalcitrant means deﬁant of authority, or unruly292. d. one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible, as in theexpression “a pretty pickle’’293. c. a coterie is an intimate or exclusive group or people who share acommon interest or purpose; a club is an association of peoplefor a common purpose294. c. nefarious means ﬂagrantly wicked, or evil295. a. to curry means to seek to gain favor, or to ﬂatter6 2501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
6 3296. b. preternatural means exceeding what is natural, orextraordinary297. a. pernicious means highly injurious or deadly, or noxious298. c. a reprisal is an act of vengeance, or a retaliation299. c. manifold means marked by variety, or diverse300. c. factious means inclined to form factions; seditious meansdisposed to insurrection501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
301. tragica. boringb. mysteriousc. comicd. incredulous302. ablea. willfulb. ineptc. carefuld. feasible303. tirelessa. exhaustedb. unfailingc. broked. driving304. weana. ﬂourishb. ﬂushc. strengthend. addict305. hastea. delayb. frugalc. debaucheryd. solemnity306. malicea. goodwillb. bitternessc. coddled. distress9AntonymsSelect the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to theword provided.
6 9Answers301. c. tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful; comic meanshumorous302. b. able means having skill or ability; inept means lacking skill303. a. tireless means ﬁlled with energy; exhausted means depleted ofenergy304. d. to wean means to detach from a dependence; to addict meansto make dependent305. a. haste means hurry; delay means postponement orprocrastination306. a. malice means a desire to see another suffer; goodwill meansdesire to see another beneﬁt307. c. permanent means lasting; ﬂeeting means passing quickly ortemporary308. b. to attain means to achieve or to gain, therefore to lose is themost dissimilar309. d. to taint means to contaminate or corrupt; to purify means tomake pure310. c. to belittle means to make seem little or less; to magnify meansto enlarge311. d. tedious means boring; pleasurable means enjoyable ordelightful312. a. one meaning of a license is permission; restriction meanslimitation313. c. frivolous means lacking seriousness, therefore serious is themost dissimilar501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
314. c. plain means lacking in beauty; lovely means beautiful315. a. one meaning of to denounce is to speak out against; to covetmeans to wish for enviously316. b. contrary means unwilling to accept control or advice; agreeablemeans ready or willing to agree317. b. glower means a sullen brooding look, therefore smile is themost dissimilar318. b. exacting means severe; lenient means indulgent319. d. to curtail means to cut short; to prolong means to lengthen orextend320. b. eminent means prominent, or famous; obscure means notprominent, or unknown321. b. to abdicate means to renounce power or high ofﬁce; to usurpmeans seize power or high ofﬁce322. a. indolent means lazy; industrious means hardworking323. c. fortuitous means occurring by chance, or accidental; deliberatemeans resulting from careful consideration, or voluntary324. d. to disparage means to speak slightingly about; to applaudmeans to express approval325. a. dubious means questionable or unreliable, therefore reliable isthe most dissimilar326. d. to interdict means to forbid; to sanction means to approve327. c. mendacious means dishonest; veracious means truthful orhonest328. d. lassitude means weariness; vigor means strength or force7 0501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
7 1329. d. one meaning of verdant is green, especially with plant life; aridmeans dry, or lacking enough rainfall for agriculture330. d. one meaning of ductile is easily led or inﬂuenced; one meaningof rigid is inﬂexible, set in opinion331. b. asperity means roughness of surface or manner; amenity meanspleasantness or smoothness of manner332. a. epicurean means having sensitive and self-indulgent tasteespecially in food and wine; ascetic means practicing self-denialand austerity333. b. to traduce means to expose to shame or blame; to laud means topraise or extol334. c. to bridle means to restrain or keep under control; to ventmeans to relieve by means of an outlet335. a. one meaning of spare is lean; rotund means round or ﬂeshy336. b. proclivity means inclination or predisposition; antipathy meanssettled aversion or dislike337. d. vituperation means bitter condemnation; acclaim means praise338. a. to gambol means to skip about in play; to trudge means tomarch steadily and laboriously339. b. quixotic means foolishly impractical and marked byextravagantly romantic ideals; staid means sedate and markedby prim self-restraint340. c. lachrymose means given to weeping, or morose; blithe meansof a happy or lighthearted character, or merry501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
341. glare is most similar toa. scowlb. hidec. displayd. summon342. erratic is most similar toa. enticingb. frequentc. difﬁcultd. irregular343. civil is most similar toa. unkindb. tritec. publicd. questionable344. peer is most similar toa. appleb. connotec. fellowd. recluse345. ﬁasco is most similar toa. festivalb. disasterc. happenstanced. ceremony346. chasm is most similar toa. gorgeb. charmc. bridled. criticize10SynonymsSelect the word that is closest in meaning to the wordprovided.
347. expertise is most similar toa. activityb. couragec. masteryd. effort348. outlandish is most similar toa. distantb. absurdc. pastorald. belligerent349. pine is most similar toa. cleanb. hatec. resolved. crave350. exploit is most similar toa. answerb. featc. accidentd. persuade351. culmination is most similar toa. realizationb. disasterc. serendipityd. persuasion352. feign is most similar toa. jabb. swoonc. pretendd. dread353. auspicious is most similar toa. deceitfulb. forebodingc. favorabled. dangerous354. gambit is most similar toa. frolicb. ployc. testimonyd. sentence355. voracious is most similar toa. ravenousb. violentc. volubled. rambunctious356. facile is most similar toa. abilityb. sectionc. vindictived. glib357. eschew is most similar toa. revertb. accompanyc. admired. abstain358. abscond is most similar toa. robb. obscurec. ﬂeed. absolve7 4501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
7 5359. knack is most similar toa. bruiseb. abilityc. keepsaked. scoundrel360. apropos is most similar toa. opportuneb. unexpectedc. misspokend. idea361. veritable is most similar toa. deepb. authenticc. ancientd. irascible362. unmitigated is most similar toa. audaciousb. unpersuasivec. utterd. dense363. epitome is most similar toa. volumeb. essencec. summitd. deliverance364. edict is most similar toa. decreeb. vacatec. correctiond. destiny365. extol is most similar toa. praiseb. taxc. burdend. berate366. abeyant is most similar toa. falseb. disgustingc. pendingd. novice367. knell is most similar toa. copseb. hillc. tolld. rattle368. soporiﬁc is most similar toa. juvenileb. drunkenc. delightfuld. hypnotic369. iterate is most similar toa. unsettledb. repeatc. impoverishd. announce370. bulwark is most similar toa. conundrumb. festivalc. rampartd. confuse501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
371. pedantic is most similar toa. pedestrianb. arduousc. ﬁckled. consequential372. bumptious is most similar toa. backwardb. arrogantc. clumsyd. rugged373. expiation is most similar toa. breathingb. immigrationc. divergenced. atonement374. ﬂagitious is most similar toa. deliberateb. fatiguingc. villainousd. habitual375. inveigle is most similar toa. cajoleb. complexityc. hoodwinkd. distress7 6501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
7 7Answers341. a. to glare means to stare angrily; to scowl means to have an angryexpression342. d. erratic means lacking regularity, or irregular343. c. one meaning of civil is involving the general public344. c. a peer is a person belonging to the same group; a fellow is anequal in rank, or a member of the same group345. b. a ﬁasco is a complete failure, or a disaster346. a. a chasm is a deep split in the earth, or a gorge347. c. expertise and mastery both mean special skills or knowledge348. b. outlandish means extremely out of the ordinary; absurd meansridiculously unreasonable349. d. to pine means to long for, or to crave350. b. an exploit is a notable or heroic act; a feat is a courageous deed351. a. culmination means the act of reaching the highest point, ordecisive action; realization means the act of bringing intoconcrete existence352. c. to feign means to assert as if true, or to pretend353. c. auspicious means marked by favorable signs354. b. one meaning of gambit is a calculated move; a ploy is a tactic355. a. voracious and ravenous mean having a huge appetite356. d. facile means easily achieved and often lacking sincerity; glibmeans marked by ease and lacking depth and substance501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
357. d. to eschew means to avoid habitually, or to abstain358. c. to abscond means to depart secretly; to ﬂee means to run away359. b. a knack is a special ability360. a. apropos means being both relevant and appropriate; opportunemeans occurring at an appropriate time361. b. veritable means not false or imagined, or authentic362. c. unmitigated means offering little chance of change or relief, orabsolute; utter means total or absolute363. b. an epitome is a typical or ideal example; essence is the real orvery basic nature of something364. a. an edict is an ofﬁcial proclamation; a decree is an order withthe force of the law365. a. to extol means to praise highly366. c. abeyant means in a period of temporary inactivity, or pending367. c. to knell means to sound in an ominous manner; to toll means tosound in long measured strokes; both words are used todescribe the ringing of bells368. d. soporiﬁc means causing sleep; hypnotic means tending toproduce sleep369. b. to iterate means to say or do again, or to repeat370. c. a bulwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense, or arampart371. a. pedantic means ostentatiously or narrowly learned, orunimaginative; one meaning of pedestrian is commonplace orunimaginative7 8501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
7 9372. b. bumptious means noisily self-assertive; arrogant meansdisposed to exaggerate one’s own worth373. d. expiation means the act of making atonement; atonementmeans reparation for an offense or injury374. c. ﬂagitious means marked by outrageous crime or vice; villainousmeans having the characteristics of a deliberate criminal orscoundrel375. a. to inveigle means to win over with ﬂattery; to cajole means topersuade with ﬂattery501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
376. prudent is most dissimilar toa. simpleb. rapidc. foolishd. verbose377. forced is most dissimilar toa. quickb. solidc. trustingd. natural378. acquaint is most dissimilar toa. alienateb. luxuriousc. bleachd. stall379. expansive is most dissimilar toa. generousb. honestc. narrowd. troublesome380. benign is most dissimilar toa. malignantb. conversec. cautiousd. malicious381. foster is most dissimilar toa. discourageb. believec. heald. brag11AntonymsSelect the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to theword provided.
382. ample is most dissimilar toa. completeb. insufﬁcientc. quietd. supple383. deviant is most dissimilar toa. windingb. carefulc. normald. sad384. abolish is most dissimilar toa. voteb. punishc. avoidd. establish385. forsake is most dissimilar toa. craftb. embracec. shund. infer386. tractable is most dissimilar toa. invisibleb. stubbornc. unadvisabled. special387. dexterous is mostdissimilar toa. clumsyb. salinec. cunningd. precious388. aerate is most dissimilar toa. argueb. placatec. suffocated. destroy389. venerable is mostdissimilar toa. imperviousb. constantc. sophomoricd. inﬁrm390. rancor is most dissimilar toa. ritualb. argumentc. collectd. accord391. daunt is most dissimilar toa. calmb. believec. inspiritd. dispel392. paucity is most dissimilar toa. excessb. certaintyc. timidityd. beauty393. heedless is most dissimilar toa. heartlessb. attentivec. speedyd. unaware8 2501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
8 3394. abound is most dissimilar toa. restb. discouragec. blessd. dwindle395. confederate is mostdissimilar toa. enemyb. confusec. wanderd. cluster396. resplendent is mostdissimilar toa. illuminatedb. disarmingc. dowdyd. delightful397. onerous is most dissimilar toa. permissiveb. easyc. unforgivingd. public398. sagacity is most dissimilar toa. incredulityb. belligerencec. stupidityd. tolerance399. dilettante is most dissimilar toa. puritanb. professionalc. aestheted. conniver400. unalloyed is mostdissimilar toa. dismayedb. impurec. circumspectd. disastrous401. banner is most dissimilar toa. forgettableb. casualc. unrestrainedd. unwitting402. discalced is most dissimilar toa. calculatedb. measuredc. inclinedd. shod403. scurrilous is mostdissimilar toa. honestb. decentc. peacefuld. satisfactory404. pulchritudinous is mostdissimilar toa. paciﬁstb. rarec. smoothd. unsightly405. dyspeptic is most dissimilar toa. trustingb. functionalc. euphoricd. talented501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
406. reliction is most dissimilar toa. dedicationb. demolitionc. ﬂoodd. problem407. villenage is most dissimilar toa. nobilityb. lineagec. directnessd. dullness408. craven is most dissimilar toa. stalwartb. releasec. distinguishedd. comfortable409. prolix is most dissimilar toa. briefb. exquisitec. reasonabled. distinct410. lambent is most dissimilar toa. praiseb. presentc. dulld. rough8 4501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
8 5Answers376. c. prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment; foolishmeans marked by a lack of good sense or prudence377. d. forced means produced with effort; natural means uncultivatedor spontaneous378. a. to acquaint means to get to know or to become friendly; toalienate means to cause unfriendliness or hostility379. c. expansive means sizeable or extensive; narrow means restricted380. d. one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition; maliciousmeans marked by mischievous impulse381. a. to foster means to encourage; to discourage means to depriveof courage or conﬁdence382. b. ample means more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity, orsufﬁcient, therefore, insufﬁcient is the most dissimilar383. c. deviant means departing from the established norm, orabnormal, therefore normal is the most dissimilar384. d. to abolish means to do away with entirely; to establish meansto bring into existence385. b. to forsake means to renounce; one meaning of to embrace is towelcome or include386. b. tractable means easily handled or managed; stubborn meansdifﬁcult to handle or manage387. a. dexterous means skillful with the hands; clumsy means lackingdexterity, nimbleness, or grace388. c. to aerate means to supply with oxygen; to suffocate means todeprive of oxygen501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
389. c. venerable means impressive by reason of age; sophomoricmeans poorly informed and immature390. d. rancor means bitter ill-will; one meaning of accord is balancedinterrelationship, or harmony391. c. to daunt means to lessen the courage of; to inspirit means togive vigor or courage392. a. paucity means smallness of number; excess means amplequantity393. b. heedless means inconsiderate or thoughtless; attentive meansheedful or mindful of the comfort of others394. d. to abound means to be present in great numbers; to dwindlemeans to become steadily less395. a. a confederate is an ally or accomplice; an enemy is an opponent396. c. resplendent means characterized by glowing splendor; dowdymeans not neat or attractive in appearance, or shabby397. b. onerous means burdensome or troublesome, therefore easy isthe most dissimilar398. c. sagacity means wisdom; stupidity means a lack of wisdom399. b. a dilettante is a person having a superﬁcial interest in an art orbranch or knowledge; a professional is a person who engagesin a pursuit as a profession400. b. unalloyed means pure, therefore impure is the most dissimilar401. a. banner means distinguished from all others in excellence, orunforgettable, therefore forgettable is the most dissimilar402. d. discalced means barefoot; shod means wearing shoes8 6501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
8 7403. b. scurrilous means given to using foul language, or crass; decentmeans conforming to standards of propriety404. d. pulchritudinous means marked by physical beauty; unsightlymeans not pleasing to the sight, or ugly405. c. dyspeptic means showing a sour disposition; euphoric meansmarked by feeling or well-being406. c. reliction means the gradual recession of water leaving the landdry; ﬂood means the rising and overﬂow of a body of wateronto dry land407. a. villenage means the peasant or commoner class; nobility meansthe noble class, or gentry408. a. craven means cowardly; stalwart means marked by outstandingstrength or vigor409. a. prolix means unduly prolonged, therefore brief is the mostdissimilar410. c. lambent means softly bright or radiant; dull means lacking inbrightness or shine501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
411. heeda. trekb. considerc. consolidated. bound412. edgea. diffuseb. pointc. forced. dissuade413. elevatea. lessenb. mentionc. afﬁxd. hoist414. appointa. scoreb. discussc. nominated. ensure415. hoarda. stockpileb. burrowc. mined. dessert416. homogeneousa. alikeb. strangec. polited. alkaline12SynonymsSelect the word that is most similar in meaning to theword provided.
9 3Answers411. b. to heed means to pay attention to, or to consider412. a. to edge means to force or move gradually (as in to edge off the road)413. d. to elevate means to lift up, or raise; to hoist means to raise intoposition414. c. to appoint means to name ofﬁcially, often to a position; tonominate means to appoint or propose for ofﬁce415. a. to hoard means to gather a hidden supply; to stockpile meansaccumulate a reserve of something416. a. homogeneous means descended from the same ancestral type,or alike417. c. a hub is a center of activity418. d. tame means deﬁcient in spirit or courage, or submissive419. b. to irk means to annoy or irritate420. c. to loom means to come into sight in enlarged or distorted form;to surface means to come to the surface or into view421. a. ﬁtful means having intermittent or irregular character; erraticmeans lacking regularity422. d. gaudy means ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented; ﬂashymeans ostentatious or showy423. b. to ﬂaunt means to display ostentatiously or impudently; toparade means to exhibit ostentatiously424. a. to ﬂex means to bend501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
425. d. to tantalize means to tease by presenting something desirable;to ﬂirt means to behave amorously without serious intent426. b. dastardly means despicably mean or cowardly427. c. an aﬁcionado is a fan, or a devotee428. c. contiguous means touching along a boundary or point;adjoining means joining at a point or line429. a. a swindler is a person who takes money or property throughfraud or deceit; a charlatan is a person who pretends to haveknowledge or ability, or a fraud430. a. a rogue is a dishonest person; a knave is a tricky deceitfulperson431. b. an apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defense of acause, or a defender432. c. a proxy is a person who has the power to act for another, or adelegate433. d. to buffet means to strike repeatedly434. b. a travesty is a distorted or grossly inferior imitation; a mockeryis an insincere or contemptible imitation435. b. to bristle is to take on an aggressive or angry appearance; toseethe means to experience violent internal agitation436. c. to admonish means to express warning in a gentle manner, or tocaution437. c. to wheedle means to inﬂuence using soft words or ﬂattery; toplead means to entreat or appeal earnestly438. d. aplomb means complete composure or self-assurance, or poise9 4501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
9 5439. d. to aver means to declare positively, or to state440. a. mien means appearance or demeanor; carriage means mannerof holding one’s body, or posture441. b. a paroxysm is an attack or convulsion, or a ﬁt442. c. aegis means protection, or sponsorship443. a. sepulture means burial444. c. a harridan is a shrew, or a witch445. b. an apothegm is a short, pithy saying; an adage is a saying thatembodies a common observation446. b. grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence; onemeaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech447. a. a fulmination is a sudden or loud noise, or an explosion448. c. pococurante means indifferent or nonchalant; blasé meansapathetic to pleasure449. b. an escarpment is a long cliff or a steep slope450. a. a plutocrat is one who rules by virtue of wealth; a banker is onewho engages in the business of ﬁnance501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
451. subsequenta. aloofb. previousc. followingd. dismissive452. abrupta. continueb. laudablec. anticipatedd. careless453. conservea. wasteb. silencec. liberald. complicate454. waivea. retainb. snubc. imprisond. display455. erodea. compostb. clarifyc. ignored. restore456. recalla. rebateb. demonstratec. forgetd. despise13AntonymsSelect the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to theword provided.
Answers451. b. subsequent means following in time or order; previous meansgoing before in time or order452. c. abrupt means occurring without warning, or sudden;anticipated means expected453. a. to conserve means to keep safe or preserve, which is theopposite of to waste454. a. to waive means to give up voluntarily; to retain means to keep455. d. to erode means to wear away; to restore means to bring back toan original state456. c. to recall means to remember, which is the opposite of to forget457. b. dormant means temporarily inactive, which is the opposite ofactive458. c. to procrastinate means to delay or put off, which is the oppositeof to hurry459. b. docile means easily taught; unruly means not easily managed ordisciplined460. a. impromptu means unplanned or unrehearsed; rehearsed meanstrained or practiced461. d. to denigrate means to deny the importance of something, or tobelittle; to uphold means to support or to elevate462. b. a bent is a strong inclination or capacity; a disinclination is aslight aversion463. c. one meaning of solvent is able to pay all debts; broke meanspenniless1 0 0501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
1 0 1464. a. disconsolate means cheerless or dejected, which is the oppositeof joyful465. c. brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of beingungracious; gracious means marked by charm and good taste466. b. callow means unsophisticated; urbane means sophisticated467. c. to countenance means to extend approval or sanction; to denymeans to refuse to grant468. d. cachet means prestige; ignominy means disgrace469. c. to evince means to display clearly or reveal, which is theopposite of to hide470. d. vainglorious means boastful, which is the opposite of modest471. a. iniquitous means wicked; virtuous means morally excellent472. b. obstreperous means stubbornly resistant to control or unruly;tame means docile or submissive473. d. ebullient means lively or enthusiastic; glum means dreary orgloomy474. c. halcyon means calm or peaceful; tempestuous means turbulentor stormy475. c. imprimatur means sanction or approval, therefore disapprovalis the most dissimilar476. c. odium means hatred and condemnation; admiration means afeeling of delighted approval477. b. mephitic means relating to a foul, noxious exhalation from theearth; a mephitic environment would be unhealthy, so healthyis its opposite501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
478. b. platitudinous means full of or characterized by banal, triteremarks; exhilarating means refreshing or exciting479. a. facultative means optional; compulsory means mandatory, ornot optional480. c. persiﬂage means frivolous talk, therefore silence is the mostdissimilar1 0 2501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
481. beckon is most similar toa. lightb. begc. motiond. hear482. earnest is most dissimilar toa. cheapb. frivolousc. released. civilized483. execute is most similar toa. performb. decidec. wonderd. dismiss484. idiom is most similar toa. stupidityb. recipec. fastenerd. expression485. accelerate is most dissimilar toa. delayb. riskc. monitord. deny486. engross is most similar toa. fattenb. absorbc. disgustd. destroy14Synonyms andAntonymsRead each question carefully and select the word that isthe most similar or most dissimilar in meaning to the wordprovided.
487. impervious is mostdissimilar toa. kindb. disastrousc. proned. perfect488. brood is most similar toa. wanderb. directionc. progenyd. tribe489. balk is most similar toa. crowb. ﬁghtc. distressd. hamper490. conversant is mostdissimilar toa. inexperiencedb. unpreparedc. shyd. unpretentious491. staunch is most similar toa. faithfulb. strictc. biasedd. political492. unctuous is most dissimilar toa. pliantb. cruelc. sincered. rubbery493. hubris is most similar toa. earthb. pridec. humilityd. sorrow494. bemuse is most dissimilar toa. depressb. inspirec. clarifyd. desire495. contrite is most similar toa. briefb. maliciousc. banald. rueful496. beset is most similar toa. hectorb. decoratec. establishd. suspect497. penurious is mostdissimilar toa. generousb. lenientc. injuriousd. relaxed498. perﬁdy is most similar toa. incompletenessb. idealc. betrayald. braggart1 0 4501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
1 0 5499. ascription is most similar toa. accountb. attributionc. cured. description500. fustigate is most dissimilar toa. inveigleb. investigatec. explaind. praise501. bagatelle is most similar toa. pasteb. breadc. baubled. pirouette501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
Answers481. c. to beckon means to signal or summon with a wave or a nod; tomotion means to gesture482. b. earnest means grave or serious; frivolous means lacking inseriousness483. a. one meaning of to execute is to carry out fully; one meaning ofto perform is to carry out484. d. an idiom is an expression that is unique either grammaticallyor in meaning485. a. to accelerate means to cause to move faster; to delay means tomove or act slowly486. b. to engross means to occupy completely; one meaning of toabsorb is to engage or engross wholly487. c. impervious means to be incapable of being affected ordisturbed; prone means having a tendency or inclination, orbeing likely488. c. a brood is the young of an animal or a family of young;progeny is the offspring of animals or plants489. d. one meaning of to balk is to check or to stop; to hamper meansto impede or restrain490. a. conversant means having knowledge or experience with,therefore inexperienced is the most dissimilar491. a. staunch means steadfast in loyalty or principle, or faithful492. c. unctuous means marked by a smug or false earnestness, orinsincere, therefore sincere is the most dissimilar493. b. hubris means exaggerated pride or self-conﬁdence1 0 6501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
1 0 7494. c. to bemuse means to make confused, or to bewilder; to clarifymeans to make free from confusion495. d. contrite means penitent for sin or failing; rueful meansregretful496. a. to beset means to trouble or harass; to hector means tointimidate or harass497. a. penurious means given to extreme stinginess or frugality, whichis the opposite of generous498. c. perﬁdy means an act of disloyalty, or betrayal499. b. ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause,source, or author; attribution means the act of explaining byindicating a cause, or the act of ascribing a work to a particularauthor or artist500. d. to fustigate means to criticize severely, which is the opposite ofto praise501. c. a bagatelle is a triﬂe (something of little value or importance); abauble is a trinket or a triﬂe501 Synonym & Antonym Questions